StoryCorps 434: Listen Closely07/24/15
It's been 25 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. So, we dug into the StoryCorps archive to bring you stories that celebrate just a few of the millions of people who gained civil rights from this landmark...
StoryCorps EXTRA: Traffic Stop
Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn't matter. But when Alex was pulled over by Denver police officers one night in 2009, he lost his belief in a colorblind world — and nearly...
StoryCorps 433: Coney Island Baby
In this episode, stories about one of the weirdest, most wonderful places in New York: Coney Island. You'll meet a woman who spent the first six months of her life on display at a Coney Island sideshow, and the woman who lived under the Thunderbolt...
StoryCorps 432: Coming Out Strong
June is Pride Month all across the country, and on this week's episode, we share a couple of stories about growing up gay in rural America. You'll hear two very different experiences recorded as part of our LGBTQ initiative, OutLoud. We'll also check...
StoryCorps 431: Sounds Like a Dad to Me
In this Father's Day episode, we'll hear a 9-year-old conducting an interview with his dad, a father and son remembering the giant of a man who came before them, and a dad recalling how he fell into his role in an unexpected way.
StoryCorps 430: Finding Home
Marine Cpl. Zach Skiles served in Iraq at the start of the U.S. invasion in 2003. When he came back, he couldn't hold a job and ended up homeless. In this episode, Zach and his dad, Scott, talk about his return home for the first time. We also hear...
StoryCorps 429: A Decade on the Road
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of StoryCorps' national mobile tour. Hear five stories recorded during our first year on the road. Listen for a Sunday school teacher from Florida, a criminal who couldn't stay away from Mississippi,...
StoryCorps 428: Your Father's Smile
In this Memorial Day episode, we'll hear from a daughter who lost her father 50 years ago in Vietnam, and a son who discovered something about his father one Memorial Day.
StoryCorps 427: In the Stairwell
This is the story of a father's grief at losing his son to a policeman's bullet. It happened two decades before Ferguson or Baltimore, and long before smartphone videos. Nicholas Heyward Sr. came to StoryCorps to remember his son, Nicholas Jr., who...
StoryCorps 426: Mom
In this special Mother's Day episode, we hear from a single mother, two women who were sent to a home for unwed mothers in the '60s, and another mom, who shares how she dealt with her son coming out. Also: StoryCorps founder Dave Isay shares a story...
StoryCorps 425: Evolution
In the 1970s, Pastor David Ned was living in a rough neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At the time he was nicknamed "Brave Dave" and carried a gun for protection. In an interview with his friend, Darius C. Monroe, Ned remembered a time when he...
StoryCorps 424: April 19, 1995
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, we're featuring two interviews from survivors. Christopher Nguyen and PJ Allen are two of the only six children at the day care center in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to...
StoryCorps 423: Sissy
There's an electrical power plant technology instructor at Wyoming's Casper College who stands out on campus. His name is Sissy Goodwin and he dresses in women's clothing. His wife, Vickie, didn't know he wore women's clothing when they met, but she's...
StoryCorps 422: His Name Is Carl
Rebecca Greenberg recently came to StoryCorps with her mother, Laura, to hear about the characters Laura grew up with in Queens during the '50s. She also heard Laura's version of her parents' courtship. It only seemed fair to invite the family back so...
StoryCorps 421: Beautiful Symmetry
Jeff Wilson sits down with his former high-school classmate Tammie Baird to talk about accidentally hitting her with his car in 1984. Also in this episode: Remembering Susan Silverstone Darer. Music in this episode: "Fives," "Filaments," and...
StoryCorps 420: TED-time Stories
StoryCorps founder Dave Isay is this year's TED Prize winner. Last week, he gave a TED talk in Vancouver. In this episode you'll hear part of that talk, as well as the stories he shared with the audience.
StoryCorps 419: I Shall Be Released
Early in the morning of March 18, 1990, two thieves pulled off the biggest art heist in history at the Isabella Stuart Gardner museum in Boston. In this episode, we hear from the guard who mistakenly let them in. Music in this episode: "Logjam" and...
StoryCorps 418: Guardians of the Golden Gate
Two stories from San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge. First, we'll hear from two ironworkers who have spent more than 25 years on the bridge. Then, a young man who almost took his own life there speaks with the man who talked him down. Music in...
StoryCorps 417: Remembering Wil Smith
In this special episode, we're remembering StoryCorps participant Wil Smith, who recorded two interviews with his daughter, Olivia, and talked about being a single dad while attending college. Wil died last week after a long battle with cancer.
StoryCorps 416: Mr. McQueen Goes to Washington
Just a few years ago, 18-year-old Noah McQueen was struggling in school, had been arrested multiple times, and spent time in juvenile detention. But today he is a mentee at the White House and part of My Brother's Keeper, a White House initiative for...
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